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My Heart Be Still: Early Victorian Fancy Locket

SOLD Item 11468

Just like that antique frame on the mantelpiece displaying the distinguished family photo of long ago, this Victorian locket gets right to the heart of showcasing a cherished keepsake. Not the usual pendant locket, this one is rendered in 18k yellow gold with beautiful repoussé and cannetille gold work. The original heart-shaped glass top is hinged and is lifted to open. The ornamental surround is a veritable feast for the eyes with its floral and leaf motif.

Condition: Very good; one frill of gold pushed in; a few minor indentions; light wear to glass and gold commensurate with age and use.

Measurements: 1-9/16 inches (4.1 cm) in length including top “O” fittings; heart is 1-3/16 inches (3.1 cm) in length by 1-3/16 inches (3 cm) in width by 5/16 of

Date: Circa 1840 - 1850

Overall Scale: Medium.